.This website was created by Andrea Schmidt
The men who have walked on the moon (starting from top left): Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11; Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Apollo 11; Charles "Pete" Conrad, Apollo 12; Alan L. Bean, Apollo 12; Alan Shepard, Apollo 14; Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14; David Scott, Apollo 15; James B. Irwin, Apollo 15; John Young, Apollo 16; Charles M. Duke Jr., Apollo 16; Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17; Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, Apollo 17
NASA has sent 12 people to walk on the moon as well as 12 more to orbit the moon. However, all of these people are men (particularly, white men).
Although NASA hired female astronauts officially starting in 1978 (in the 1960s, a group of women called Mercury 13 were selected for astronaut training, but they were not officially astronauts), none have had the opportunity to go to the moon. However, many women have made unique contributions to the moon missions. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked. The goal of this website is to educate people about a few of the many women who, through their expertise and innovation in science and engineering, were and still are important parts of moon exploration.
NASA plans to send the first woman to the moon by 2024, over 50 years after the first moon landing.